Recipe: Orange Avocado Mint Salad

Orange Avocado Mint Salad

Orange Avocado Mint Salad

Here’s another fun recipe for the kids.  This is inspired from a grapefruit, avacodo, fennel , mint salad I usually make for the adults. I really like how the salad takes on the flavor of the citrus fruit but of course Grapefruit is too tarty for the kids.  So here’s a kid friendly “salad” recipe packed with protein, vitamin C and Omega 3. This is a high calorie recipe (avocado and almonds) so if you are trying to increase your toddler’s weight serve it often.

Ingredients: (serves 1 adult and 1 child)

2 small sweet oranges/tangerines

1 Avocado

1 tablespoon of sliced almonds

4 mint leaves cut into long slivers.

Instructions:

1)      Peel the oranges and remove the orange flesh from the skin.

2)      Cut the avocados into small pieces.

3)      Cut the mint leaves into slivers (either short, small or long – based on your child’s current texture preference)

4)      Add everything into a bowl and top with almond slices.

The Verdict: The orange juice from the oranges adds a nice sweet taste to the salad and the mint has a refreshing after taste.  The almonds make the salad very crunchy – a popular taste preference for most kids.  Simone loved the salad minus the mint leaves. She made me take it out before she ate it, which was surprising because on Friday she couldn’t get enough of the cucumber mint cracker sandwiches.  She said she didn’t like the “leaves”.  Oh well finicky kid! That just goes to say how kids like something one day and not the other, but you just keep offering it in different textures and flavors and at some point they will eat it.

I loved the salad but I wanted a little kick to it so I add some lime juice and sprinkled chat masala and absolutely enjoyed my salad! This is perfect for the summer season that is quickly approaching us.

Other recipes you may like:

Homemade Guacamole

Cucumber Tomato Cracker Sandwiches

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